• Augarten
  • C. Bühlmayer
  • Edition Fritz Spatny
  • feinedinge*
  • J.T. Kalmar
  • Jarosinski & Vaugoin
  • Lobmeyr
  • Österreichische Werkstätten
  • Wiener Silber Manufactur
  • WOKA
  • Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau
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Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten

Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten
Spiegelgasse 3 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 14 94 /
augarten@augarten.at / www.augarten.at /

Soft transparency, sophisticated shine, flawless surfaces, bright tone and incredible purity of color: discover what is behind the fascination of Vienna’s “white gold”! The Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten has been producing premium porcelain since 1718. Every piece is hand-made and hand-painted at the Augarten castle.


THE GREAT ART OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

The Augarten brand symbolizes the continuity of timeless Viennese tradition, design and innovation, at the point where European cultures meet. The best artists and designers of every era have all left their influence and mark on these porcelain pieces – pieces of extraordinary beauty both then and now. At Augarten, every piece is manufactured with traditional craftsmanship and a real love of detail. The portfolio extends to around 40,000 different products – from service to figurines, vases, pots and bowls to lamps and image plates.

One of the smallest manufacturers around today, Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten has maintained a high level of flexibility and successfully creates individual porcelain pieces for people who appreciate the extraordinary.

Viennese porcelain is world famous for its figurines: their variety, idea and execution are unique. The elegance, the moments captured and the excellent painting make the figurines from the Art Deco period particularly enchanting. Every piece is a work of art in itself; unique in its quality, its idea and the perfection of its execution.


DELICATE, REFINED, WORLD FAMOUS

With a history stretching back almost 300 years, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory is one of Europe’s oldest brands. The immaculate craftsmanship of the molders, casters, embossers and painters is passed from generation to generation, so that the unmistakability of every individual piece is guaranteed into the future, too.



Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten
Spiegelgasse 3 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 14 94 /
augarten@augarten.at / www.augarten.at /
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C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder

C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder
Michaelerplatz 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 10 49 /
office@buehlmayer.at / www.buehlmayer.at /

For almost 200 years, C. Bühlmayer has been synonymous with an exclusive range of picture frames, mirrors, decorative and ornamental pieces, carvings and gilded stucco, columns and interior embellishments. The original store features many treasures waiting to be discovered, from carefully restored antiques to precious mirror frames, faithfully reproduced picture frames, carved decorations and lighting fixtures.


TASTEFUL SPLENDOUR

The C. Bühlmayer shop is located in the heart of Vienna, in a charming passageway connecting Michaeler Square and Habsburgergasse. The showroom and store with its large selection of picture frames, mirrors, carvings, antique furniture and glasses, built in the Laxenburger gothic style and still bearing all its original architectural features, is considered an insider tip among its international clientele. Customers are destined to find their favorite piece among these individual creations, each one crafted with a particular eye for detail: pieces are painstakingly gold leaf gilded and restored in authentic period style using traditional craftsmanship techniques, offering the perfect item for every taste among a rich variety of special molds and shapes for decorations, picture frames, round mirrors, round, oval and fan-shaped frames, medal cabinets and collector’s display cases.

C. Bühlmayer offers professional service and consultation, a large and exclusive selection of original and modern pieces as well as a collection of historical desk and modern photo frames in addition to a range of stylish reproductions. Bühlmayer’s in-house workshops realize individual customer requests of the highest quality applying a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience.


A GREAT EYE FOR TINIEST DETAILS

At C. Bühlmayer’s, antique picture frames are restored or faithfully reproduced, each step of the creative process – carpentry, polishing, gilding, carving, painting and decorating – being carried out at the company’s own workshops. C. Bühlmayer is entitled to carry the Imperial Crest, guaranteeing a standard of quality previously meeting even the Emperor’s Court’s high expectations.



C. Bühlmayer K. u. K. Hofvergolder
Michaelerplatz 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 10 49 /
office@buehlmayer.at / www.buehlmayer.at /
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Edition Fritz Spatny

Edition Fritz Spatny
Pernerstorfergasse 92 / A-1100 Wien /
+43 1 602 58 21-15 /
info@efs.wien / www.efs.wien /

Since 1931 2M – Walter & Michael Müllner GmbH Nfg. KG has been practicing the traditional Viennese craft of sandblasting. The combination of this old technique with new innovative ideas and applications on glass, metal, wood, plastics, and stone results in products in the fields of art and technology. These can involve the restoration of former value or fascinating new artistic and technical developments in design and architecture.


MADE BY SAND

Engineer Fritz Spatny founded his sandblasting workshop in the fifth district of Vienna in 1931. At that time, he applied patterns or his own designs to Art Nouveau glass, sideboard glass, as well as gravestones and memorial plaques. Spatny primarily supplied glaziers, stonecutters, and undertakers with his work. Inspired by the technology and artisanry of sandblasting, 2M combined its glasswork under one brand – Edition Fritz Spatny.

The main focus of 2M’s sandblasting technology is creating artistic designs on glass in all styles with an emphasis on Art Nouveau. Older, rare techniques like ice patterned glass and craquelure are still used here. In addition to glass, the sandblasting artists also work with metal, stone, wood, and plastics. Nano coatings, colored varnish and gold coatings are used here as well. This way 2M creates historical and modern products, ranging from plaques to hollow glassware to engravings and much more.


DOWN-TO-EARTH IS TAKING OFF

At 2M many steps are still done by hand despite increasing technology; these steps cannot be replaced by machines. And this also allows new possibilities for design. For instance, the 3rd generation of the family business was able to get involved in the automobile industry, thanks to its innovative strength. 2M’s developments and products can also be found in the Airbus A380 of well-known airlines. The second 2M division, carpentry, plans and produces high-end furniture for sophisticated interior design and the entire commercial sector. As a specialist in unusual requests, precise details and the best quality and innovation, 2M applies its penchant for design in a variety of ways.



Edition Fritz Spatny
Pernerstorfergasse 92 / A-1100 Wien /
+43 1 602 58 21-15 /
info@efs.wien / www.efs.wien /
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feinedinge*

feinedinge*
Margaretenstraße 35 / A-1040 Vienna /
+43 660 578 16 17 / +43 1 9540918 / /
hello@feinedinge.at / www.feinedinge.at /

The finest porcelain, 100% handcrafted – Viennese label feinedinge* has stood for this for almost 20 years now. From delicate coffee services to sophisticated light fittings, the minimalist design combines simple, elegant esthetics with a high degree of functionality. This is how the high-quality material porcelain is used today to create a stylish new interpretation of the past.

With her feinedinge* label, founded in 2005, Sandra Haischberger places emphasis on minimalist design, a high degree of functionality and simple, reduced lines. She is often inspired by the past, but effortlessly transfers tradition to the present day with her stylish reinterpretations, creating tableware, home accessories and light fittings that not only look gorgeous, but feel good too.


FINE THINGS ONLY

You’ll recognize feinedinge* at a single touch. The handmade porcelain products wow with their exquisite surfaces and delicate structures. Each item is 100% handmade with great attention to detail at the in-house porcelain factory. This can be seen and felt, because, as genuinely unique pieces, feinedinge* feature slight irregularities in shape, color and decor, providing them with an unmistakably individual character. Each individual product is first cast in plaster molds, retouched and then raw-fired, sanded and finally, after glazing, fired for a second time at over 1,000°C. Distinctive patterns are applied to the objects using transfer printing and burned in at 800°C. As a result, feinedinge* products, even with all their delicacy, are suitable for everyday use, dishwasher safe and can even be used in the microwave or oven.


EACH STEP WITH NATURE IN MIND

In addition to combining tradition with innovation, feinedinge* also acts with conviction when it comes to sustainability. The whole company runs on green energy. The workshop, showroom, warehouse and office are all under one roof to facilitate short distances. And the company collaborates with partners from the surrounding local area and nearby European countries. The porcelain (Limoges), glazes and all color pigments are sourced from France, Germany and Austria.

Experience true ceramic craftsmanship for yourself in the feinedinge*showroom, located right next to the factory.



feinedinge*
Margaretenstraße 35 / A-1040 Vienna /
+43 660 578 16 17 / +43 1 9540918 / /
hello@feinedinge.at / www.feinedinge.at /
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J.T. Kalmar

J.T. Kalmar
available online / /
+43 1 409 08 80-0 / +43 1 409 08 80-80 /
kw@kalmarlighting.com / kalmarlighting.com /

With trend-setting design and a talent for craftsmanship, Kalmar has continued the tradition of not only the Austrian Werkbund movement, but also the Wiener Werkstätte and Künstlervereinigung Sezession. Under the brand Kalmar Werkstätten, the company’s legacy has been continuously reinterpreted from a contemporary perspective since 2009.


BACK TO THE FUTURE

Whilst keeping a strong connection to the past, Kalmar Werkstätten takes logical steps into the future. After all, significant works that were created during the time of the Werkbund movement demonstrate design features that are increasingly found in the design culture of the 21st century. The creative director Garth Roberts came across the promising Werkbund designs in the Kalmar archives and applied his new interpretations to a selection of these. The results are aesthetically stunning and are some distance away from mere new editions.


OLD CRAFT, NEW THINKING

Garth Roberts speaks a contemporary design language. The value he places on ground-breaking design and master craftsmanship preserves and strengthens the company’s tradition. The lights made by Kalmar Werkstätten effortlessly combine beauty with craftmanship, connect minimalist forms with refined functionality and bring together simple elegance and premium materials. The characteristic shapes of these lights blends beautifully into modern living areas or workplaces, and the atmosphere they create makes any space feel special.



J.T. Kalmar
available online / /
+43 1 409 08 80-0 / +43 1 409 08 80-80 /
kw@kalmarlighting.com / kalmarlighting.com /
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Jarosinski & Vaugoin – Die Silberschmiede

Jarosinski & Vaugoin – Die Silberschmiede
Zieglergasse 24 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 33 88 /
silber@vaugoin.com / www.vaugoin.com /

Jarosinski & Vaugoin, Vienna´s oldest silversmith workshop, is dedicated to luxury and tradition. For more than 160 years Jarosinski & Vaugoin have been making precious flatware, exquisite tableware and luxurious articles of daily use, silver jewelery and objets d‘art only in real silver.


THE HIGH ART OF SILVERSMITHING

The art and craft of silversmith is a centuries-old tradition in Vienna, cherished by Jarosinski & Vaugoin since its inception in 1847. The company is one of the last in its guild to manufacture highquality silver objects by hand, applying traditional craftsmanship. Consequently specially- created and custom-made pieces could be offered to the clients.

The extensive flatware collection encompasses more than 200 different cutlery patterns with an enormous variety of models, from plain to richly ornamented forms, all major periods being represented. The most popular styles are Baroque, Chippendale, and Art Nouveau as well as the handle ornaments of the “Wiener Werkstätte “. These are exclusively reproduced by Jarosinski & Vaugoin.


THE REASSURING FEEL OF HEAVY, HAND-FORGED CUTLERY

Their sublime creations displaying an extraordinary quality of material and craftsmanship are in exceptional demand all over the world. The company’s international success has always been based on the manufacture of heavy, hand-forged table cutlery and table-ware. Each item could be individually designed, entirely to the client‘s specification.

A professional consultation, reproductions, repairation work and engravings as well as comprehensive wedding gift registry support are of course part of the service. Jarosinski & Vaugoin, silversmiths, is a name that represents first class craftsmanship and exquisite silver design.



Jarosinski & Vaugoin – Die Silberschmiede
Zieglergasse 24 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 33 88 /
silber@vaugoin.com / www.vaugoin.com /
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J. & L. Lobmeyr

J. & L. Lobmeyr
Kärntner Straße 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 05 08 /
office@lobmeyr.at / www.lobmeyr.at /

The master glazier Josef Lobmeyr opened his first store in Vienna in 1823. Like six generations of the family before us, we manufacture crystal, today using an entirely unique refining method based on a knowledge of old handicraft techniques and careful attention to detail. Our family business presents our artisans with the opportunity to create individual designs and new ideas of the highest quality by being allowed to practice and express their love for the craft.


THE FRAGILE WORLD OF FINEST GLASS

Lobmeyr constantly searches for a contemporary interpretation of glass while keeping in mind its own classic tradition. Time and again, innovations have emerged from our intense interest in crystal, kept alive in our constant dialogue with artisans, designers and customers. In 1835, Josef Lobmeyr furnished the imperial dining table with his “Prism Cut Service” and earned the title of official purveyor to the court. Ludwig Lobmeyr’s unostentatious Drinking Set No.4 from 1856 is mentioned to this day in numerous highly acclaimed publications.

Stefan Rath picked up the Viennese Baroque theme with his 1905 series. Josef Hoffmann created a muslin glass service in collaboration with designers from the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop).

Adolf Loos’ Drinking Set No.248 from 1931 anticipated the simple shape of an ordinary drinking cup still produced today. Oswald Haerdtl’s “Ambassador” and his sphere boxes were awarded the International Grand Jury Prize at the 1925 Art Deco Exhibition in Paris.

In 2007, Ted Muehling’s tumbler series subtly combined style elements of diverse eras. Many pieces are part of major design collections at museums like New York’s MOMA, London’s V&A and the Vienna MAK.


A HISTORY OF INNOVATION, FROM UNADORNED TO BAROQUE

The house of Lobmeyr has for centuries explored the individual characteristics of crystal and examined different designing and manufacturing techniques in order to accentuate and retain its magic. Each glass is mouth-blown in a beechwood mold; the handcut pieces are polished manually.

Another unique feature is the copper wheel engraving technique, which is employed to cut monograms, ornaments and vivid patterns into glass.



J. & L. Lobmeyr
Kärntner Straße 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 05 08 /
office@lobmeyr.at / www.lobmeyr.at /
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Österreichische Werkstätten

Österreichische Werkstätten
Kärntnerstraße 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 24 18 /
office@austrianarts.com / www.austrianarts.com /

Österreichische Werkstätten (Austrian Arts and Handicrafts) are an independent and private association sponsoring Austrian artists. It is our aim to offer arts and crafts products of the highest standards of quality and beauty. Adhering to the philosophy “more beauty for each day”, established by company founder Josef Hoffmann, the Österreichische Werkstätten presents “exquisite things for everyday life”.


MODERN ARTIFICE

Österreichische Werkstätten, started by Josef Hoffmann in 1948, represent a tradition going back to the Wiener Werkstätte and the Österreichischer Werkbund (Austrian Work Federation), founded at the beginning of the 20th century. The history of the Österreichische Werkstätten is at the same time the story of modernity coming into shape. The founders’ definition of art and an artistic approach to everyday life, is today, as then, a main focus of the company.

Österreichische Werkstätten has developed into a modern service cooperative, defining its purpose as a platform for sponsoring and promoting Austrian artists by offering select pieces of their art for sale. This unusual arrangement results in the company’s extraordinary product range, which includes the latest in Austrian design as well as classic modernist forms and objects by numerous Wien Products member companies.

The most significant product groups are glass design, designer jewelry and accessories. “We are driven by function, and usability is the first consideration; our strength shall lie in harmony and superior treatment of materials.” (Josef Hoffmann, 1905)


PRACTICAL HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BEAUTIFUL

Always heeding the motto “form and function”, Österreichische Werkstätten’s basic premise of artistic design has been well-protected. The highest level of functionality and superior aesthetic standards are combined with a first class price-performance ratio.



Österreichische Werkstätten
Kärntnerstraße 6 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 24 18 /
office@austrianarts.com / www.austrianarts.com /
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Wiener Silber Manufactur

Wiener Silber Manufactur
Spiegelgasse 14 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 05 00 /
shop@wienersilbermanufactur.com / www.wienersilbermanufactur.com /

Something special always means something different. The extraordinary silver works of art by the Wiener Silber Manufactur combine premium quality silver with the exquisite design of international artists. Time-honoured craftsmanship, paired with precious, value-retaining materials and exclusive, contemporary designs.


A SUCCESS STORY FROM THE PENS OF GREAT ARTISTS

Founded in Vienna in 1882, the company on which the Wiener Silber Manufactur is based always valued close cooperation with the avant-garde of design. The revolutionary designs of artistic personalities like Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Otto Prutscher and Oswald Haerdtl are part of our cultural heritage. The around 11,000 drawings in the in-house archive document the turbulent history of this traditional craft business, from Historicism to the Secession to the 1950s.

Through its relaunch in 2009, the Wiener Silber Manufactur was well-equipped to position itself internationally as a high-ranking producer of classic silver tableware and selected designer pieces. The workshop is shaped by over 130 years of tradition, and features original models and tools. But the masters at work there represent the company’s future. It is they who are ensuring that the art of silversmithing lives on in Vienna, with their enthusiasm for new ideas. Successful collaborations with world-famous designers are the perfect proof of their unique expertise.

The shop at Spiegelgasse 14, Vienna 1, offers a wide selection for people who love what is special. It provides an exclusive backdrop not only for silver cutlery, jugs, bowls etc., but also for exciting creations from young designers. The company is also happy to accept repairs and requests for bespoke pieces.


THE ENORMOUS BENEFIT OF PERFECT CRAFTSMANSHIP

Extraordinary design demands particularly highquality materials. The Wiener Silber Manufactur works exclusively with a silver alloy of 940/000. Because the German Hallmark Act only includes alloys of up to 925/000 (sterling silver), the higher alloy is guaranteed with a special hallmark and certificate. The finer the silver, the better it is protected against oxidation.

And the more often it is used and polished, the more it continues to gleam. Incidentally, the silver cutlery from the Wiener Silber Manufactur can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.



Wiener Silber Manufactur
Spiegelgasse 14 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 05 00 /
shop@wienersilbermanufactur.com / www.wienersilbermanufactur.com /
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WOKA Lamps Vienna

WOKA Lamps Vienna
Singerstraße 16 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 29 12 /
mail@woka.com / www.woka.com /

Woka Lamps Vienna is a paragon for timeless design. The company gained international appreciation for its reproduction of lamps from the designs of the Wiener Werkstaette and the great masters of the early 20th Century, such as Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos.


BLOWN BY MOUTH, FINISHED BY HAND

Elegance and simplicity of form are the components of good design at Woka. High quality and functionality are the benchmark – and the attention is on the detail. Every lamp is produced by hand, so that each passes on a piece of tradition and history.

Original tools, some of them from the time of the Imperial-Royal monarchy, and special moulds ensure authentic production, precious materials such as sold brass in any finish, hand-cut crystal glass, hand-blown opaline glass and silk-shades.

Although a brass or nickel surface is typical, the body of the lamps can be given different structural or material properties on individual request. In order to constantly expand the product range with the latest design elements, Woka now works internationally with contemporary artists such as Matteo Thun and Andre Heller.


SIMPLE ELEGANCE DOWN TO THE VERY LAST DETAIL

Led by Wolfgang Karolinsky, the company offers not only the Woka Collection, but also exquisite vintage chandeliers from 1800 to the present day, as well as antique furniture, objets d’art and design icons.



WOKA Lamps Vienna
Singerstraße 16 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 29 12 /
mail@woka.com / www.woka.com /
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Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau
Graben 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 535 535 6 /
office@schwaebische-jungfrau.at / www.schwaebische-jungfrau.at /

Schwäbische Jungfrau has been a household name since 1720, producing fine table, bed and terry cloth linens. The core of the company philosophy is based on superior quality, a tasteful sense of style and excellent service. Schwäbische Jungfrau was awarded the Austrian National Coat of Arms award for outstanding services.


THE FABRIC OF A GOOD LIFE

Since its inception, “Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau” served as supplier to the aristocracy and upper middle classes. Around 50 years ago, the 285-year-old business was taken over by Hanni Vanicek, whose open-minded, cosmopolitan and creative nature was quickly rewarded with international acclaim. Working with her successor Theodor Vanicek, her clients hail not just from Europe and the United States, but also from Japan and the Middle East.

Customers from all over the world appreciate the company’s vast product range: Linen and cotton tablecloths, in damask or plain, with lace, handwoven, embroidered, printed or painted by hand, for every occasion and available in all sizes. Bedding with matching bedspreads made from linen, cotton or silk, in damask or plain, hand-embroidered, printed or framed with Swiss Embroidery borders, in all sizes. Terry cloth articles in a variety of colors, plain or embroidered, with coordinated bathrobes, matched to the bed linens or made from waffle piqué or terry cloth linen. Pillows and comforters filled with down, cashmere, camel hair or silk. Special anti-allergenic covers and blankets made from wool or cashmere. Interior fabric furnishings for airplanes and yachts.


FROM TABLE LINENS TO THE FURNISHINGS OF YACHTS

An in-house studio, where special orders, made-to-measure products of high quality materials, embroidery and monograms are created to individual specifications, offers clients an experience of pure luxury. On-site consultation is also a possibility, as requested by the Sultan of Pahang and the King of Malaysia. In these instances, Schwäbische Jungfrau provided full furnishing and decoration services.



Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau
Graben 26 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 535 535 6 /
office@schwaebische-jungfrau.at / www.schwaebische-jungfrau.at /